I've always been a fan of music, but just recently got interested in taking the next step to fully appreciating and enjoying quality music. The budget I've set for myself is $700 give or take. I've been researching headphones, amps, and dacs through reviews and forums on hifi, and have pretty much settled on the Sennheiser 650s and Bottlehead Crack for my amp.
I was wondering how well the HRT Music Streamer II (not +, don't think I can afford that) pairs with the 650s/crack, and also how well the 650s and crack work together.
Also, for ripping lossless music files, is the best way to buy cds and rip them myself?
Thanks in advance for helping a noob, any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated